The Oneidas claim land in New York
Land grants to Oneidas were gratuities of war
In the 1920s, the Oneidas brought suit against the city of Oneida, New York, for land infringements going back to the 18th century. In 1784, George Washington had ceded territory to the Six Nations that the Oneida had been a part of before settling in Wisconsin--land that had been since taken by the state. This article reviews some the history of the case and economic benefits the Oneida stand to gain should they win.